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house is rejecting a republican averting the "fiscal cliff,"... saying it would lower tax rates for the wealthy and stick the middle class with the bill. the house republican plan calls for 800-billion dollars in higher tax revenue over 10 years... but would keep the bush-era tax cuts in place for all income earners. president obama wants to end tax cuts for americans making more than 250-thousand dollars a year. the bottom line -- lawmakers made no progress today on an agreement. >> mitt romney has a job again.. he's returning to the board of directors at marriott international hotel.... he's been on the board twice before - but left to run for political office. romney has kept a low profile since the election - spending his time with his family at their california home. the romney and marriott families are close -- in fact - willard mitt romney was named after the hotel's founder -- j. willard marriott... >> heavy fighting between rebel and government forces in syria. now there is concern that syria could plan on using chemical weapons against the rebels. obama is warmin morn
.. the latest white proposal on avoiding the fiscal cliff to house speaker john republicans laughed. >> there is a stalemate, let us not kid ourselves. >> perhaps it is a figure of speech but the country cannot afford a stalemate. >>catherine: house speaker john boehner boosting revenue by 1.6 trillion over the next decade would be a 'crippling >> stalemate...let's face it.." "...hope that's a figure of >> speech...shouldn't be talking about a stalemate." >> the key sticking point....taxes. democrats want to extend bush-era tax cuts for the middle class...while allowing rates to jump republicans don't want a tax rate increase on anyone. period. the white house is hoping that the fact the president is taking his case to the congress to act. of course the realand with 32 days before tax hikes and spending cuts kick in....there are few signs of progress. congress seems to love a deadline. but while it might come at the 11th hour -- most insiders seem to believe that there 'will' eventually be an agreement to avoid that cliff.. >> let us take a look at traffic on the south bay bridge
a week ago. president obama is focused on the stalemate with congress over averting the fiscal cliff but he's just not talking to house republicans about it. at the white house, he discussed the issue with a bipartisan group of governors. >> "i know that the president certainly wants a deal. he didn't try to handicap it." and earlier this week, he told so called middle class americans on twitter keep pressure on congress, he's even ventured outside the beltway rallying supporters to do just that "i'm going to be asking all of you to make your voices heard." >> why isn't he calling speaker boehner over to a white house meeting? "speaker boehner and i speak frequently. and, you know, i (reporter: "so when? when will the two of you sit down in a room?") >> "you know, i don't think that the issue right now has to do with sitting in a room." in part the white house was burned by the debt ceiling negotiations of 2011 when lots of meetings, failed to stave off a fiscal nightmare. but there's another strategy at play. some in the administration say they learned in the first term, the best wa
to work together come up in the future.. we can guess the 'fiscal cliff' might have also come up in that conversation.. today on capital hill - republicans and democrats are still blaming each other for the fact the problem hasn't been fixed.. they're talking -- but that doesn't mean they're moving any closer to an agreement... treasury secretary tim geithner - arriving for a meeting today with house speaker john boehner... the idea - they'd come up with some common ground for avoiding the fiscal cliff. the reality - according to boehner about an hour later... nothing is fixed. nothing much is happening.. >> they know where we stand. it republicans are accusing the democrats of edge of that cliff by refusing to outline possible spending cuts.. democrats say they're still waiting for a serious offer from the republicans. publicly at least - the leaders from both parties were not giving an inch. but beneath the choreographed show of frustration - signs continue to accumulate that a deal could still come...before hundreds of billions of dollars in automatic tax increases and spendin
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